2013-2014 Cambridge applicants?


Sup guys.

I mean the way the faculty are administering the process is a sheer mess.

Admission is based solely on academic merit and a first in law from a red brick English university is an all but officially stated guarantee of admission - trust me on this one.

My tutor said he would investigate after the deadline had passed.


That makes it very unlikely that you will get in if your first is not from a red-brick, no matter how high your grades are?

After all surely Cambridge are virtually oversubscribed already once they have given places to those with firsts from red-brick+ and there are very few places left for those of us at rubbish universities? (I'm a mature student, only place that I could study was a non red-brick).

Do Cambridge publish any kind of admission statistics? Curious to look at this in more detail


I'd take everything that's said in here with a pinch of salt. Getting a First from a red-brick is by no means a guarantee. First of all, I know people from my university (Russel Group, Top 5) who got a First and were rejected last year. One of my best friends is doing the LL.M. at Cambridge and at least half the people came from newer universities or foreign universities that aren't even ranked.
I am pretty sure they look at your profile as a whole. Just think about who you would you prefer: a student from a red-brick university with poor references and virtually no work experience or someone from a newer university with an excellent CV and strong references?

If two candidates have the same profile your university might give you an edge. Apart from that I don't think it's that important where you did your undergrad.


Getting a first from a redbrick is essentially, in all but exceptional (and it has yet to happen) cases, a de facto guarantee of admission.

I know people who got firsts but didn't get admission either - but they applied whilst still at uni, and therefore didn't have accrued firsts.

As for people who are not from redbricks - I said nothing about them whatsoever - my post is no discouragement to them (in fact I recently just posted that one of the best legal academics who taught me went to do her first law degree from one of the lowest rated unis in the country, followed by the Cambridge LLM and now is at UCL).

Foreign students are a whole different game.

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Sup guys.

I mean the way the faculty are administering the process is a sheer mess.

Admission is based solely on academic merit and a first in law from a red brick English university is an all but officially stated guarantee of admission - trust me on this one.

My tutor said he would investigate after the deadline had passed.</blockquote>

That makes it very unlikely that you will get in if your first is not from a red-brick, no matter how high your grades are?

After all surely Cambridge are virtually oversubscribed already once they have given places to those with firsts from red-brick+ and there are very few places left for those of us at rubbish universities? (I'm a mature student, only place that I could study was a non red-brick).

Do Cambridge publish any kind of admission statistics? Curious to look at this in more detail</blockquote>

I'd take everything that's said in here with a pinch of salt. Getting a First from a red-brick is by no means a guarantee. First of all, I know people from my university (Russel Group, Top 5) who got a First and were rejected last year. One of my best friends is doing the LL.M. at Cambridge and at least half the people came from newer universities or foreign universities that aren't even ranked.
I am pretty sure they look at your profile as a whole. Just think about who you would you prefer: a student from a red-brick university with poor references and virtually no work experience or someone from a newer university with an excellent CV and strong references?

If two candidates have the same profile your university might give you an edge. Apart from that I don't think it's that important where you did your undergrad.</blockquote>

Getting a first from a redbrick is essentially, in all but exceptional (and it has yet to happen) cases, a de facto guarantee of admission.

I know people who got firsts but didn't get admission either - but they applied whilst still at uni, and therefore didn't have accrued firsts.

As for people who are not from redbricks - I said nothing about them whatsoever - my post is no discouragement to them (in fact I recently just posted that one of the best legal academics who taught me went to do her first law degree from one of the lowest rated unis in the country, followed by the Cambridge LLM and now is at UCL).

Foreign students are a whole different game.
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Sup guys.

I mean the way the faculty are administering the process is a sheer mess.

Admission is based solely on academic merit and a first in law from a red brick English university is an all but officially stated guarantee of admission - trust me on this one.

My tutor said he would investigate after the deadline had passed.


That makes it very unlikely that you will get in if your first is not from a red-brick, no matter how high your grades are?

After all surely Cambridge are virtually oversubscribed already once they have given places to those with firsts from red-brick+ and there are very few places left for those of us at rubbish universities? (I'm a mature student, only place that I could study was a non red-brick).

Do Cambridge publish any kind of admission statistics? Curious to look at this in more detail


I have been admitted to Cambridge, and I by no means am from a 'Red Brick' University, however I have worked very hard to achieve solid grades and amass a number of interesting extracurricular activities and work experience placements. It is definitely a myth that you need to be from a top, well known University to claw your way into the upper echelons of legal education!


Exactly - it certainly is a myth and not being from a red brick means nothing as far as your candidature is concerned.

Well done on your offer. :)

I'm deeply sorry if my posts led to the conclusion that I was saying otherwise - but if you read them, that's not what I was saying at all (general point to anyone reading).

I was saying points confined to a group of applicant, quoting more or less verbatim from an faculty member who sat on the admissions board.

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Sup guys.

I mean the way the faculty are administering the process is a sheer mess.

Admission is based solely on academic merit and a first in law from a red brick English university is an all but officially stated guarantee of admission - trust me on this one.

My tutor said he would investigate after the deadline had passed.</blockquote>

That makes it very unlikely that you will get in if your first is not from a red-brick, no matter how high your grades are?

After all surely Cambridge are virtually oversubscribed already once they have given places to those with firsts from red-brick+ and there are very few places left for those of us at rubbish universities? (I'm a mature student, only place that I could study was a non red-brick).

Do Cambridge publish any kind of admission statistics? Curious to look at this in more detail</blockquote>

I have been admitted to Cambridge, and I by no means am from a 'Red Brick' University, however I have worked very hard to achieve solid grades and amass a number of interesting extracurricular activities and work experience placements. It is definitely a myth that you need to be from a top, well known University to claw your way into the upper echelons of legal education!</blockquote>

Exactly - it certainly is a myth and not being from a red brick means nothing as far as your candidature is concerned.

Well done on your offer. :)

I'm deeply sorry if my posts led to the conclusion that I was saying otherwise - but if you read them, that's not what I was saying at all (general point to anyone reading).

I was saying points confined to a group of applicant, quoting more or less verbatim from an faculty member who sat on the admissions board.
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Does anybody have an idea of when exactly we will have a full list of Courses for the 13-14 year ? There is so much to be said about choosing the right ones and not going by the ones put out the previous year, although changes may be minor.

Does anybody have an idea of when exactly we will have a full list of Courses for the 13-14 year ? There is so much to be said about choosing the right ones and not going by the ones put out the previous year, although changes may be minor.
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ApplicantX

Check your application status on Camsis guys, mine says "application unsuccessful", yet I haven't received any email.

Check your application status on Camsis guys, mine says "application unsuccessful", yet I haven't received any email.
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maew

My status is still "awaiting consideration by department".

My status is still "awaiting consideration by department".
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Mine is rejected also

Mine is rejected also
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newlygrad

Hi guys ! Any news regarding college memberships ?

Hi guys ! Any news regarding college memberships ?
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Alexkos

Mine is awaiting...

Mine is awaiting...
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draco

I can't log in! Anybody else has the same problem?

I can't log in! Anybody else has the same problem?
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draco

can u guys who received the rejection on the selfservice account give feedback on your background? country, grades, if u expected to be in etc

can u guys who received the rejection on the selfservice account give feedback on your background? country, grades, if u expected to be in etc
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carmeli

I can't log in! Anybody else has the same problem?


I can't log in either! It just says 'bea.jolt.ServiceException: TPENOENT - no entry found' Did you get the same message?

Definitely feeling a little on edge now that rejections are being issued...

<blockquote>I can't log in! Anybody else has the same problem?</blockquote>

I can't log in either! It just says 'bea.jolt.ServiceException: TPENOENT - no entry found' Did you get the same message?

Definitely feeling a little on edge now that rejections are being issued...
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draco

yeah, maybe there are tonnes of people trying to log in thats why... same message appears to me too

yeah, maybe there are tonnes of people trying to log in thats why... same message appears to me too
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Alexkos

And now for me also..even despite the fact that a few hours ago I was awaiting the consideration.. It looks very scary

And now for me also..even despite the fact that a few hours ago I was awaiting the consideration.. It looks very scary
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Same situation here....am surprised they are working on a weekend...

Same situation here....am surprised they are working on a weekend...
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Alexkos

Dont you think, guys, they might also send us offers not just rejections?

Dont you think, guys, they might also send us offers not just rejections?
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draco

Not through the self-service, I don't think so...

Not through the self-service, I don't think so...
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carmeli

Yes I agree, all of the offers this year (and last) seem to have been issued by email first...

Yes I agree, all of the offers this year (and last) seem to have been issued by email first...
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Alexkos

Well, the positive thing is that it is likely that we would have the result next week

Well, the positive thing is that it is likely that we would have the result next week
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imicha

great, now i'm stuck checking if camsis is fixed every 5 mins... and i have an exam tomorrow.. :(

great, now i'm stuck checking if camsis is fixed every 5 mins... and i have an exam tomorrow.. :(
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great, now i'm stuck checking if camsis is fixed every 5 mins... and i have an exam tomorrow.. :(



I believe you are all having the issue of not being logged out. Camsis is rather archaic, so try clicking 'Log out' on the login page, then once you have done so, click your back button and re-enter your information.

This should fix the problem.

<blockquote>great, now i'm stuck checking if camsis is fixed every 5 mins... and i have an exam tomorrow.. :(</blockquote>


I believe you are all having the issue of not being logged out. Camsis is rather archaic, so try clicking 'Log out' on the login page, then once you have done so, click your back button and re-enter your information.

This should fix the problem.
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